Federal appeals court dismisses salary dispute suit involving UPS, Teamsters Union

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    Federal appeals court dismisses salary dispute suit involving UPS, Teamsters Union - Penn Record

    The appellants averred they asked certain Teamster members of the Teamsters if their rate of pay would change if they became full-time employees and were told that it would not. Both James and John were hired by UPS as full-time drivers.

    However, when the appellants received their first full-time paychecks, they saw their hourly pay had been reduced by nearly half to $13.50 per hour, and their seniority eliminated. Inquiring with UPS to the discrepancy, they were allegedly told their previous wages would not be restored – which led the appellants to contact the National Labor Relations Board and file grievances with the Teamsters.

    On June 4, 2014, the appellants and their spouses filed a state court complaint against UPS and the Teamsters, where they alleged breach of contract, violation of Pennsylvania Wage and Payment Collection Law, unjust enrichment, loss of consortium and violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA – a claim they ultimately withdrew).